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Monday, November 10, 2008

How The Zoo Changed My Life

On Saturday Jakers and I went to Belfast zoo. I wanted to do something on my last weekend of freedom and Jakers thought the zoo was a good idea. It was!! Few things make me happier than animals. I just wish the animals were as pleased to see me as I was to see them. We hadn't really planned the whole thing too well and didn't see as much as we wanted to but it was still a great day out.

On the way there Jakers lost a tenner but on the way back we got 2 children fares from Glengormley to Antrim (yes, the bus driver thought we were 14) and we got a free train from Antrim to Ballymena. My favourite thing at the Zoo was the lions. Jakes liked the spectacled bears. I'd forgottten how good the giraffes were to see but the Meerkats were tucked up in bed.

Somewhere over the course of the weekend I decided to regain a bit of direction back in my life. Or at least think about it anyway. When I get the travelling bug out of my system (if I ever do) I'd like to train as a Social Worker. There is no point in me going from one dead-end job to the next. I managed to forget how much sociology interested me and I think it's about time that I put some of what I learnt into practice. I know Social Work is not easy work but I never said I wanted an easy life.

Anyway, it's just nice to feel like I know what I'm doing with my life. The recent change of job has knocked my confidence a bit (not so much leaving the job but having to settle for the new job) so it's good to have a plan to get some of that back. I don't want to be 35 and working in a shop. I really, really don't but unless I do some further studying and training that is exactly what's gonna happen.

Anyway, rant over. The zoo's ace and I have a little bit of ambition in my soul. Tis all good. I did also consider a career in the zoo but I think I did the wrong subject.


Anonymous said...

can't believe you went all the way to the zoo and the meercats, whom you love so much, didn't even bother getting out of their pit to see you! How rude! Love, dirt bird x

hootchinhannah said...

I know baby but I don't blame them cos it was a cold day. Hope your alright sweetpea. Love you loads xxxx

Anonymous said...

What clothes shop? Need more information than a "clothes shop".Dadxxxxx.
How was your first day?

hootchinhannah said...

It's D2 and it's in the tower centre. Young people's clothes. Quite reasonably priced. My first day's tomorrow :)

ganching said...

I'm glad you have a plan. Gppd luck with your first day.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your new job, and well done with your plan for the future!

Your Anonymous Friend

hootchinhannah said...

Thanks Ganching and AF. The first day was grand. With regards to my future career plan, it won't happen just yet but it is nice to finally have something solid to work towards.